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The Dew Action Sports Tour

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The Dew Action Sports Tour (courtesy of the Dew Tour)
The Dew Tour, now in its fourth season, is the most watched and attended action sports event in the world. The 2008 tour (sponsored by Mountain Dew), which features BMX, skateboarding, and freestyle motocross, stopped in Cleveland from July 17 to 20, 2008 -- the second of five stops on the tour.

Update: The Dew Tour no longer stops in Cleveland.

Dew Tour Sporting Events:

The four-day Dew Tour, held at Cleveland's Northcoast Harbor (behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), included freestyle, BMX (motocross on bikes), and skateboarding. The world's best in all of these sports compete for $3.5 million in prize money.

Other Activities at the Dew Tour in Cleveland:

Other activities at the Dew Tour included videogaming, skate interactive courses, a two-story 3200-square foot House of Dew with a DJ and a variety of other activities, an airbrush tattoo parlor, an unlimited supply of Mountain Dew, and a Friday night concert. One admission included access to all sports and non-sporting events.

2008 Schedule:

The 2008 Dew Tour schedule included:

Thursday, July 17, gates open at 2pm
  • Outdoor Festival - 2pm
  • FMX Prelims - 230pm to 5pm
  • BMX Vert Prelims - 3pm to 5pm
  • SKB Park Prelims - 4pm to 630pm
  • BMX Dirt Prelims - 7pm to 830pm
  • SKB Vert Prelims - 7pm to 930pm
Friday, July 18 - gates open at 2pm
  • Outdoor Festival - 2pm
  • BMX Park Prelims - 2pm - 430pm
  • FMX Exhibition - 430pm to 530pm
  • BMX Dirt Finals - 730pm to 9pm
  • Live Concert - 9pm to 11pm
Saturday, July 19 - gates open at 1pm
  • Outdoor Festival - 1pm
  • Skate Park Finals - 130pm to 3pm
  • Skate Vert Finals - 4pm - 6pm
  • BMX Vert Finals - 730pm to 930pm
Sunday, July 20 - gates open at noon
  • Outdoor Festival - 1pm
  • BMX Park Finals - 430pm to 6pm

Admission and Tickets:

Admission to the Dew Tour was $15/day general admission for adults and $7.50 for children. Reserved seating was $35 per person and premium "Action Zone" seating was available for Friday - Sunday, beginning at $100/day. Admission to the concert and the outdoor festival was included in all rates.

Parking:

Parking is always kind of tricky at North Coast Harbor, but there are limited spaces in the E. 9th St. Pier lot (usual rate is $8) and ample parking at the nearby Great Lakes Science Center log (also $8) and across the shoreway in the Cleveland Municipal lot and the Williard Park Lot off of E 9th St. (rates vary by event).

Contact Information:

Dew AST Tour
c/o Greater Cleveland Sports Commission
50 Public Square, Suite 950
Cleveland, OH 44113
216 621-0600

Dew AST Tour
1-800 DEW-TOUR

(Updated 8-11-12)
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